BOOKS ABROAD - COLLABORATE - VOLUNTEER -TRUST MEMBERSHIP
VOLUNTEER IN SCOTLAND
Books Transform Lives.
Do you have a few hours to spare?
Would you like to help us to recycle knowledge?
Are you willing to help us transform lives overseas through education?
Books which would end up in landfill sites here can go on to a new valuable life in schools in developing countries with your help.
Why don’t you come and join our other dedicated volunteers sorting, selecting, listing and packing.
Become a part of this passionate team and see what challenges you can face and help add to the impressive total of books despatched by Books Abroad over the coming decade.
For further information please contact us or pop in for a visit during our opening hours.
Join us on our next ‘Mission’ for an exclusive itinerary into the area and its attractions, while gaining a unique insight into the lives of the people in our project.
You will also get the opportunity to challenge yourself in teaching a class or helping out with the students in one of the local schools.
All the while you shall gain first-hand experience into the work of Books Abroad and how that impacts the lives of these children and young adults in these developing communities.
HOW CAN MY CLUB OR DISTRICT GET INVOLVED?
Currently we are preparing to supply books all over the world.
We will provide a speaker to come to the club to explain the role the rotary clubs can play to promote literacy.
This can be in the form of the following:
- Sponsor schools or country projects by providing funds.
- Help organise a book collection day with the help of Books Abroad.
- Help at our warehouse in Rhynie.
- District Projects in collaboration with other clubs.
HOW CAN THIS RELATIONSHIP BE PROMOTED?
Rotary clubs can promote this relationship at rotary gatherings and meetings or through included groups.
WHAT SUPPORT IS AVAILABLE FROM BOOKS ABROAD?
Books Abroad has successfully worked with non profit trusts in Uganda, Kenya, Zanzibar, India and other countries.
If your club already has a project in a developing country we can help identify schools institutions and provide all the information.
We would manage book collection, selecting, dispatch, process evaluation as well as gathering feedback from the receiving institutions.
WORKING TOGETHER TO IMPROVE LITERACY WORLDWIDE
Let us work together to provide books and educational materials to help people worldwide who lack literacy skills.
Your Club can help through volunteering their time and expertise, provide financial support (to help ensure we continue our work over the coming 30 years) or simply help to build awareness.
Doing so would help greatly to provide much needed resources to children, allowing them to become citizens of the world.
EDUCATION LIASON WITH BOOKS ABROAD
Books Abroad provides an excellent platform for school activity linked directly to Curriculum for Excellence.
Teachers can invite a speaker from Books Abroad to talk to a class about the charity and to show photographs of some of the visits to the recipients of the books in developing countries. This can spark further involvement in several directions. Have a look at the examples on the right for some ideas.
There are many schools who do have involvement and who have drawn up programmes of work showing how they have linked with the charity and a developing country to ensure pupils of all age ranges become competent in the skills and knowledge required in their curriculum. These examples of good practice can be shared.
Please contact us if you are a school, University, College, Rotary Club or Trust Organisation. We are all here to help each other!
- A school visit can be planned to Books Abroad Headquarters in Rhynie , Aberdeenshire. Here pupils can see first- hand how the system works from used books arriving to schools, sorting, selecting , parcelling and despatching. This can be the catalyst for pupils developing their own enterprise which involves recycling of used resources. It can also support business management as the management of paid staff and volunteers is explained to all visitors and how quality is assured.
- Pupils can continue to explore the impact of developed countries sending in resources to developing countries and how this can be improved to have even more impact.
- Teachers can cover several outcomes of CfE by linking with a school abroad and Books Abroad and supporting them through global citizenship activities.
- Pupils and teachers can become volunteers or members and begin a long association with a charity which has been successful for 30 years and which is evolving to meet current needs.
- Pupils and teachers can join us on one of our annual planned visits to a developing country to meet the recipients of our books parcels – a life changing experience!